As the owner of a successful gym, I work with a lot of people trying to reach high levels in the fitness world and check their capacity at various fitness competitions.
All of these people are working hard and passionately, taking care of their diet, keeping their figure slim and staying regularly updated regarding all sorts of news in the fitness world. However, fitness competition is probably the hardest routine they will ever experience and the extreme challenge to the mental and physical state, so usual working out probably won’t suffice.
Thus I have decided to run down the list of directions and instructions useful to anyone getting ready to jump into this adventurous and highly rewarding journey.
Be real when choosing fitness competition
Aside from many international huge fitness contests, there are many local and regional competitions you may take part in. After choosing the adequate division and the organization, do the thorough research.
Attend some local competitions to get to know the way fitness competitions work, read about current result and winner in your league and study about their preparation methods. Explore their results and estimate yourself realistically. Once you select few competitions of interest, contact the organization and get familiar with criteria and requirements. Be prepared for various registration fees, testing, pre-judging and several months of tough working out.
The period of intensive preparations
Depending on the level of contest you choose to aim to, the required period of working out and preparations varies a big time. Most competitions require at least three months of organized, disciplined and systematized training based upon a steady plan and solid strategy. The best if lead by the professional fitness trainer with previous competition experience. You might need to change your usual fitness trainer and work with someone more skilled or more specialized in the fitness fields you have chosen to take part in.
Also, it is recommended to include a nutritionist and focus onto specific diet designed to boost you the right kind of nutrients and energy to go through all of this. The overall training should be divided into stages so that you can invest into every important element of your appearance. Combine cardio exercising with working on your shape and strength, but keep the elegance in mind. Also, consult the expert to include adequate supplements into your diet so that you can get the maximum out of your body.
Styling also matters
Yes, in the world of fitness competitors, appearance is also important. Some experts can help you choose the right suit and all other features, or you can analyze the current trends in previous competitions. Also, practice your posing and body language. Thus it can help you dominate on the stage and add a note of powerful to your performance.